The Wrong/Right Dining Room Chairs

By |April 8th, 2016|

I showed you the chairs I thought about getting for the dining room a while back.  When I got the order in at the shop, I opened up the big boxes…pretty sure there was a little squealing.

And they were the wrong chairs.

Uh huh.

I did the thing I do where I took a deep breath, closed […]

Spring Shop Displays

By |February 17th, 2016|

If you follow us on Periscope, you know we’ve got a new pantry section & organic bath line coming to the store.  We’ve been getting in lines a little along the way since our trip to market.

I took the time last week to snap a few quick photos for you; it’s been awhile since I […]

New Dining Room Chairs

By |January 26th, 2016|

The dining room makeover, to date, still stands as the most popular post on this blog.

And that one about the chicken soup that grew hair.


You can see all the posts on the dining room here.  You can see the chicken soup that grew hair here.

I’ve been in the market for some new dining room furniture and […]

Guest Room Redecorating

By |January 20th, 2016|

Way, way back when (I had no idea how to pick a paint color), our guest room looked like this….


Not only did we have a Scorsese red going, it was also a semi-gloss finish.  Good Lord it was bad.

Once I started brightening up our house, the guest room was one of the first to transform. […]

Market on Chapel Hill Displays

By |November 3rd, 2015|

I realize I’m a little late on this post since the Market was a few weeks ago.

Alright, maybe more than a little late.

Had a lot of life going on lately, and we’ve been busy busting out projects at both stores.  The Market is one of our favorite events of the year..we dig the day and […]

Antique Desk Chair, Vintage Camp Stool, & Other Stuff

By |October 26th, 2015|

One of my favorite parts of prepping for the Market on Chapel Hill is designing and working on the pieces we find scouring flea markets & antique malls.  I’d been keeping my eye out for an old desk chair, and the girls found one nearby.

I honestly love these chairs in their original state, but this […]

So I have this thing…

By |June 26th, 2015|

So you see….I may have a thing with open shelving.


It helps me stay organized and neat (uh sort of), which I love.

Remember when I first took the doors off my cabinets in the Kitchen?

I feel like this is the best way to show off your pretty dishes and all the other knick knacks around your […]

Flash Back Friday | The First Post

By |June 19th, 2015|

Happy Friday friends!

So today I am taking y’all back to the very beginning. I was sitting in my pj’s on the couch after the longest Christmas day I can remember.  Up to my eyeballs in crumpled wrapping paper, dirty dishes, and new toys for the kids.

That was 6 years ago and I am still amazed and […]

Living Room Inspiration

By |June 18th, 2015|

Good Morning, Friends!

I’ve been wanting to switch up the living room lately, but between Perfectly Imperfect, Factory South, and being a mama, I’ve just not found time.  This hot Alabama summer heat has gotten to me so bear with me. 😉

Here are a couple of living spaces that I’m totally digging right now….



Perfectly Imperfect Shop Displays

By |June 5th, 2015|

So I know we mentioned to you guys last week that we had changed the store up on y’all…

And as Julie and I promised, here is our current shop displays.

Plus those gorgeous white walls Matt build for us!

People always come into the shop and one of the first things they say is..

“Oh, y’all have changed the […]

Casual Tiny Food Party

By |May 18th, 2015|

Since we were in a hotel room the first go around, all of us at PI decided to hang out and watch the re-airing of our Pilot, Sweet House Alabama, last week.

Most of our house is light and bright, but Matt’s home theater (that he finished mostly by himself) is all manly and brown and […]

Sweet House Alabama Pilot Paint Colors

By |May 14th, 2015|

Since there was so much to blog about with the before & after’s of the Herndon’s house, I thought it best to share the paint colors in one spot for you guys.

Because if you made it to the bottom of that last post, you deserve a medal.

Or twelve.

I’ll just list the paint colors used in […]

Sweet House Alabama: The Herndon House

By |May 11th, 2015|

Well here we go.  This post is the one you guys have been asking for since the airing of our pilot, Sweet House Alabama, on HGTV.

This will be quite lengthy, but this project was a huge undertaking and I want you to have all of our sources in one spot.

We were so excited Nikki and Jason […]

Lara’s Porch Makeover

By |May 5th, 2015|


To say that we are absolutely blown AWAY by the comments, emails, tweets, Facebook messages, and Instagram shout outs is the understatement of the year.  You guys are amazing & I literally started crying on Sunday watching your responses start popping up throughout the web–unbelievable.  Filming Sweet House Alabama was incredible, and pulling the house […]

Dining Room Decorating

By |February 18th, 2015|

It happens every year.

Sometime in January/February, I start looking around the house and feel the need to switch things up a bit.  My brain starts firing on all cylinders.  We can paint the guest room, and then I need to blog about the planked wall in the bedroom but I should probably paint the bedside […]

The Best of PI Holiday

By |December 3rd, 2014|

Hey friends!

Things around the shop have been amping up with the holidays so close, and we’re hosting workshops, open houses, and black friday was nuts.  Since I’m back in the store daily, we have decided to keep our Christmas decorating really, really simple this year.

We’ve always kept things simple, but I do love to decorate […]

Behind the Scenes: The Chapel Market & Look Book Shooting

By |October 31st, 2014|

Hello strangers!

Thanks for your patience this week, friends.  I’ve missed blogging like crazy, and it’s time to get back into our regular routine.  The Chapel Market was last weekend and is huge for us.  We had a blast, and I’ll share more pictures soon.  We went straight into shooting into the Holiday Look Book on […]

More Simple Fall Decorating

By |October 8th, 2014|

Well, the weather teased me.

We had a couple of Fall-ish days, and I got all excited and broke out the plaid and riding boots.  And it was blazing hot yesterday so I came home all sweaty and puddly.

Yes, puddly.

Our Fall tour this year stuck to mostly the dining room, and while we’ve added a bit more fall […]

Kitchen Reveal

By |September 29th, 2014|

It seems like half a lifetime ago when I first mentioned working on the kitchen.  The bulk of the work was done in a couple of weeks, but we took our time finding the right hardware and breadboards and you know, the important things.

Waaay back in the day of 2003-2009ish, our kitchen looked like this […]

Fall Decorating Sources

By |September 23rd, 2014|

A few PI sources from our Fall Tablescape…

preserved oak leaves, acorn ornament/ball

persimmon branch


chalkboard tags

small crow’s nest

blackberry harvest table runner

Have a great day, y’all!!!